Decorating with natural materials is what I love best. Burlap, pinecones, and antiques. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
It was fun, but egads, I took the banister apart two times and finally settled on the third version. Enough, I say! Cutting strips of burlap, stitching up the edges (yes, I had to – or else they would disintegrate) and tying the bows wasn’t hard but took me the better part of a day. (I have since found burlap ribbon with stitched edges… arghhh). I love the sparkly lights with the rough textures.
Many years ago, my son-in-law gave me this authentic, antique duck decoy. I have to say I was pretty touched. It’s one of my most cherished pieces.
My mother-in-law gave me all of her old jars – complete with lids. Treasures!!
I filled them with tiny birch cones that I picked from the banks of the river that we used to live on.
I’m incorporating more natural materials in my decorating this year but that is not to say I’m not adding some sparkle – I think a combination of the two works quite well, don’t you? Happy Decorating!!